Is this right? Almost one in 10 Americans is on food stamps?
This article in Forbes by Tom Breen goes on to state that during this summer and fall in West Virginia, the average monthly foodstamps benefit was about $100 a month. Is that per person or only per household?
If the latter, for a family of three, that’s a buck a day for food. Can it be done?
Here’s a couple of teachers who set themselves the goal of seeing what kind of diet could be sustained on only a dollar a day per person. The serious undertaking has gained them a good bit of attention–and no small amount of soundbite media fluff, too, of course.
It will be interesting to see both where their diet and health go (might we expect a BiggySize Me sequel called WeenySize Me?) and also if they can leverage their new visibility and voice by way of their blog and the press coverage to make a difference. Follow the Dollar a Day Project, why don’t you?